High Desert Chamber Music Crown City String Quartet

(Photo courtesy of crowncitystringquartet.com)

The High Desert Chamber Music 2015-16 season presented by Shevlin Dental Center concludes with the annual return of Central Oregon favorites the Crown City String Quartet, brought to you by Lumbermens Insurance on May 20. As resident string quartet, this year marks their tenth appearance in Central Oregon over the past eight years. This year, they will be joined by a few special local performers for the incredible Brahms String Sextet.

Based in the Crown City; Pasadena, California, the members are current and former members and principal players of some of Southern California’s most renowned music organizations. They are regularly featured in a number of concert series in Southern California and the Pacific Northwest.

This season finale concert will be a very special offering for those in Central Oregon. The group has invited two local musicians to join them onstage for a performance of the incredible Brahms String Sextet No.1. Cellist Andrew Kolb, teaches string orchestra at Cascade and Pacific Crest Middle Schools, and Summit High School in Bend. He is currently a member of the Columbia Piano Trio, and former principal cellist of the Eugene Symphony. 17 year old violist Ben Kroeker has been a recipient of the High Desert Chamber Music Educational Outreach program for the past five years as a member of the Spotlight Chamber Players. Through HDCM, he has made a number of contacts with visiting professional musicians, and aspires to pursue a professional career in music.

This season finale concert will take place at the Tower Theatre on Friday, May 20, 7:30pm and is brought to you by Lumbermens Insurance. An additional concert is scheduled for Saturday, May 21, 7pm, at the Welcome Center at Black Butte Ranch.


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